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A day trip to White Mountains

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A day trip to White Mountains

We are a family of 4 adults and 2 kids and would like to visit White mountains for a day driving from Boston. I have been to White mountains several times and hence would like to visit a new untried place. We have been to Kancamangus Hwy, flume gorge

I am looking for a suggestion of a nice picnicking place (may be a state park or waterfall area) to spend few hours around White Mountains where we could get nice views, moderate hiking and some children activities.

Edited: 02 April 2012, 15:56
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1. Re: A day trip to White Mountains

What season and what age are the kids?

If you can get your hands on the AMC's Guide to the Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains, the answer will certainly be in that book -- You probably don't need to buy it, if you give us some guidance. Two places I like for younger kids are Sabbady Falls off the Kanc, and Artist's Bluff, a short hike at the northern end of Franconia Notch that has a commanding view of the Notch.... and is an easy hop down to the state park and lake at the base.

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2. Re: A day trip to White Mountains

Oh yeah, sorry to mention that we are planning to visit over the Easter weekend (next weekend) and we have teenager kids (aged 11 and 16) with us. Temps for the weekend are around lower 50s, hence not sure if hiking would be a good idea or not.

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3. Re: A day trip to White Mountains

Jackson Falls for picnic. short ride to Glen Ellis Falls at Pinkham Notch for a nice waterfall pretty close to road.

It's a long day. Would you consider a picnic along the NH coast with some time in Portland. Still a great day and 4 extra hours to do stuff.

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4. Re: A day trip to White Mountains

Thanks for the suggestion neslaw1, definitely would consider cutting down on drive and spending more time somewhere.

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5. Re: A day trip to White Mountains

You could come to the Monadnock Region, about an hour and a half from Boston. Most popular hike is Mt Monadnock (3 to 7 miles?, depending on trail). Shorter hikes would include North Pack (2 miles) up Sand Hill Road from Rte 202 heading north out of town. Also Pitcher Mountain, a short hike (<0.5 mile) to a great view off of Rte 123 in Stoddard.

Then you could enjoy the region - Peterborough, Keene and other towns.

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